GOOD DAY FOR:
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) withdraws his support for the Protect Intellectual Property Act after several prominent websites go dark in protest of the anti-piracy bill, and Rubio subsequently hears "from people with legit concerns." Rubio was a co-sponsor of PIPA. [The Daily What]
A rescued snowshoer who was lost in a blizzard on Mount Rainier says he stayed alive by burning dollar bills to keep warm. [Guardian]
Scientists confirm that several strange rocks discovered in Morocco are meteorites that recently arrived from Mars. The estimated value of the rocks, per ounce, is 10 times the price of gold. [Discovery News]
BAD DAY FOR:
A passenger on the ill-fated Costa Concordia cruise ship reveals that the Titanic theme song, "My Heart Will Go On," was playing on the ship when it ran aground. [Huffington Post]
A consulting group reports that bonuses for Wall Street workers are expected to be 20 to 30 percent lower than they were last year. [The Daily]
Skechers is being sued by 37 disappointed customers who allegedly suffered serious injuries while using Shape-ups or Tone-ups walking shoes — through the wearing of which, Skechers claims, walkers can derive the benefits of a more vigorous workout. [Death and Taxes]
For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: January 17, 2012
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